TEN YEARS AGO - 2003
For more than 15 years, the Frontier Apple Festival has been part of Newcomerstown's community calendar.
Christ United Methodist Church hosted a free concert featuring the big band sounds of "Recollections."
Trojans continue playoff push with 26-6 win over Sandy Valley.
The Newcomerstown boys' cross country team finished third in a triangular meet with Malvern and Tuscarawas Central Catholic on the Trojans home course.
Tyler Nay finished the year in second place in the Norwalk Raceway Park's Junior Dragster Points program and qualified for the IHRA bracket finals.
Danielle Cummings was crowned Indian Valley Homecoming queen.
TWENTY YEARS AGO - 1993
Bronze statue of the late Cy Young, baseball's greatest pitcher, unveiled at Northwestern University in Boston. Young grew up in near Peoli and claimed Newcomerstown as his hometown.
Dr. Robert McCulley, who retired from active practice in Newcomerstown in 1984 , was presented his 50-year membership pin by Lone Star Lodge 175 F&AM, Newcomerstown.
Local football: Trojans stung by state-ranked Malvern Hornets 21-0; Ridgewood Generals lost in overtime to Caldwell Redskins, 8-7; Coach Bob Zontini's Indian Valley Braves won 36-7 over Sandy Valley Cardinals.
Death: Mary R. Johnson, 84.
THIRTY YEARS AGO - 1983
Coach Chuck Eicholtz's Trojan golf team, comprised of Chris and Greg Dyer, Kevin and Kim Fillman, Todd Osler, Mark Cutshall, Tim Gibson, Jeff Parks, Mike Mayhew and Scott Gibson easily won district competition at River Greens to move onto state competition.
Marjorie Mladek, escorted by Todd Hawk, was crowned Ridgewood High School's Homecoming queen by Kay McCoy, 1982 queen. he crowning ceremony preceded the Generals 41-0 win over Jewett-Scio.
The Trojans fell to East Canton 28-13.
Indian Valley South Rebels shut-out by Strasburg 28-0.
Yvonne Kopp, Newcomerstown, was the week's $10 winner in The News football contest.
Earl Murphy installed as master of Buckhorn Grange.
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Walker, Newcomerstown, rewarded by Chevrolet company with a trip to New Zealand and Australia, for exceeding new car sales quotas. Welker operated Welker Sales and Service at 530 Heller Drive, Newcomerstown.
Roy E. Schlarb, Salem, formerly of Newcomerstown, retired after 35 years in radio/television service.
FORTY YEARS AGO - 1973
Newly-constructed "victory bell" at Lee Stadium is dedicated prior to Trojan-Indian Valley South Rebels game Oct. 5. Rung at Newcomerstown High School from 1901-24, the bell ringing for the first time at its new site after the Trojans defeated the Rebels, 25-14.
Trojan football player Ron Quillen, seriously injured in Newcomerstown-Ridgewood game Sept. 21, released from University Hospital Columbus.
Mrs. Parker Burge and Mrs. E.W. Ruby are co-chairman of the local United Way residential drive.
Ridgewood Generals lost 24-22 to Malvern Hornets.
Trojan Marching Band wins its first-ever first place in major competition when it participated in the Northern Ohio Invitational Marching Band Competition at Field High School near Mogadore.
Death: Mrs. Andrew (Irene) Adams.
FIFTY YEARS AGO - 1963
Trojans nip Zanesville Rosecrans 8-6; meet Conotton Valley Friday night.
Kroger announces it will build a new supermarket in Newcomerstown in the near future.
Flippo the Clown to be here for Halloween parade Nov. 2.
Bid from Home Equipment Co, of Newcomerstown accepted after councilmen vote for repairs on Municipal Building.
Deaths: Frank Powell, 72; Mrs. Florence Clemens, 75; John W. Ley, 96; Charles T. Greenlee; Richard Goosecup.
SIXTY YEARS AGO - 1953
BPW to give all-woman minstrel Nov. 11-12 with Mrs. Vernon Lee as general chairman.
Kimbolton Calvary Chapel is dedicated Sunday, Oct. 11.
John Hackenbracht, local orchard man, has vending machine installed at the high school.
SEVENTY YEARS AGO - 1943
Dr. G.W. Stelzner resigns as president of Rotary and will enter military service at Carlysle Barricks, Pa.
Heller Brothers plan big picnic Oct. 3 at Palace Club grounds.
The scrap pick-up Oct. 1 ends fall drive.
Newcomerstown goes back to slow time Sunday.
School board asks renewal of three-mill levy.
EIGHTY YEARS AGO - 1933
Benjamin Miller, 89, Civil War veteran, dies.
Farewell reception held for Rev. H.R. Chalfant and family, pastor of the ME Church.
NINETY YEARS AGO - 1923
Pennsylvania Railroad removes four local trains.
O.C. Moore resigns as shipping clerk at the Clow Company and will move to Cambridge.
ONE HUNDRED YEARS AGO - 1913
Andrew Jackson Creter, pioneer resident, dies at home on Bridge Street.
Bert Reed and family have moved from Lick Run to Cambridge.
Frank Wilson, Pennsylvania Railroad conductor, transferred from Cambridge to Newcomerstown.